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CD/DVD Release Party Saturday Night!

It's finally upon us! TBC's Live CD/DVD extravaganza, *Some Points In Between, will be released this Saturday night, March 2, exclusively at Bemo's Bar in Bay City. It's going to be a fantastic night of music and revelry, featuring not only the music of TBC but also our great pals in Big Brother Smokes. As always at Bemo's, there is NO COVER CHARGE for this amazing event, so you have no excuse not to be there! The show starts at 10pm, so don't be late.

But, if for whatever reason you can't be there in person and you still want to get yourself a copy of the CD/DVD, don't fret. You can order your copy online right at this link: http://www.FunTBC.com/DVDOrder.html. And the best part is, whether you get it at the show or online, the price is only TEN BUCKS (plus $6 for shipping)! That's a heck of a deal.

See y'all on Saturday night!


Pre-Order TBC's new live DVD/CD Now!

March 2 may be the official release of TBC's latest multi-media project, a live CD and DVD extravaganza entitled "Some Points In Between", but you can pre-order your copy TODAY! This dual disc package will be full of fantastic things, and you're going to want to make sure you get your copy now! As a reward those who do pre-order, we have some really awesome things available for all pre-orders, as well as something SUPER SPECIAL we're giving only to the first 25 pre-orders. Go to the pre-order page below for all the information and be the first kid on your block to own "Some Points In Between" from The Banana Convention


2012 Review Music Awards

Hello, friends!

2011 was a very busy year, both personally and professionally with the Banana Convention. A lot of that hard work has been recognized in the form of some nominations in this year’s REVIEW MAGAZINE MUSIC AWARDS. We’ve been asked by a few people to get together a list of what we are up for this year and here it is! An astonishing 14 nominations between us!

You can vote at the link below. Thanks again for all the support, it means the world to us all.



Miscellaneous 3.  Best Music Festival -   White's Bar Summer Music Fest A-Go-Go 4.  Best Music Video -   The Banana Convention - Jessica Fletcher 8.  Best CD Release  -   The Banana Convention "LEAP" 9.  Best Live Event of the Year - White's Bar Summer Music Fest A-Go-Go! 12.  Best Original Band - The Banana Convention 16.  Most Innovative Artist - The Banana Convention 18.  Best Band Website - The Banana Convention - http://www.FunTBC.com 20.  Best Alternative Band - The Banana Convention

Rock 2.  Rock Bassist- Sean Drysdale - The Banana Convention/An American Underdog 4.  Best Rock Band - The Banana Convention 5.  Best Rock Songwriter - Chris Howard - The Banana Convention 6.  Rock Guitarist - Jake Voisine - The Banana Convention 7.  Rock Drummer - Chris Howard - The Banana Convention 8.  Female Vocalist - Shar Molina - The Banana Convention

Happy Birthday to Shar!

Happy Birthday to our fantastic lead singer, Shar Molina! Come out this weekend and help us celebrate with her at two great shows.

On Friday, February 24, we hit up Bemo's Bar in Bay City where we'll be sharing the stage with our friends from The Tosspints. This show will be getting started right around the 10pm hour and there will be no cover charge. Great bands, cheap booze, free entry, and the beginning of a fantastic birthday party weekend. Don't miss this one.

The birthday celebration then continues the next night on Saturday, February 25, at The Hamilton Street Pub in Saginaw. We'll be partying it up with the help of our friends in Earl Grey, Doogie, and Coke Dick Motorcycle Awesome. This is a fantastic lineup and is sure to be a ton of fun. This show starts at 10pm and has a $3 cover.

Stop by to one or both of these shows, say Happy Birthday to Shar, and have a great time. Sounds like the perfect recipe for a great weekend to me. See you there, Fananas.


White's Bar and The Gate

Hey all. Hope your 2012 is going fantastically so far. I know how to make it just a little better, and that's by coming out to one of two shows TBC has this week.

First, we will be at White's Bar here in Saginaw this Thursday night, January 26, where we will be playing with the bands Dory Drive and Uncommon Road, both of whom are coming all the way from Nashville, TN as a part of their current national tour. We were just added to this show, and we haven't been at White's Bar since Halloween, so we're exicted to get back to our old stomping grounds and rock the hell out with some great bands.

Then on Saturday night, January 28, we return to The Gate in Big Rapids. The Gate is a great place to party and have some fun, and even more so with TBC is in the house, Do some bowling, play some video games, grab yourself some fantastic food, and rock the hell out with us all night long! It's just us for the entire evening starting at 10pm, so get there early and let's jam!

Hope to see you at one or both of these shows. We know we're going to be having a blast. Will you be there with us?


TBC Back In Dayton

Hey all! Quick reminder that TBC will be returning to Dayton, OH this Saturday night, Jaunary 14, back at The Trolley Stop. The Trolley always turns in to a party when we're there, so we hope you come out and join in on the fun. We'll be playing all night starting at 9:30pm, so come on out and spend the night with us!

Also, in other news, you can now purchase our new EP "LEAP" either using the link below through our online store, or through many other online retailers such as Amazon.com, iTunes, CDBaby, and more! This is some really great stuff, so no matter where you purchase it you won't regret it. If you want a sneak peak, you can stream all the tracks from it right now through our ReverbNation profile. Totally worth it. Check it out!

See you Saturday night!


TBC's New Music Video Is Here!

That's right! The Banana Convention's brand new music video for the song "Jessica Fletcher" is finally here! Check the link below to revel in the fun. We hope you enjoy watching it as much as we enjoyed making it.


You can now also purchase our brand new EP online using either our ReverbNation Online Store, or you can find it at Amazon.com, iTunes, CDBaby, and many other online retailers. It's good stuff. We know you'll love it!


EP Release and Music Video Premiere TOMORROW NIGHT!

It's almost the new year, and I can't think of a better way to spend my New Year's Eve than with all of our fantastic Banana-Fannas, so we're going to be playing a show at The Hamilton Street Pub here in Saginaw tomorrow night to do just that! But it's not just ANY show. To help make it even more special, it is going to be the official release party for our newest EP "LEAP", featuring 5 brand new recordings that we put together while we were out in Los Angeles this past summer. We are all so very proud of these recordings and we know you're going to love them as much as we do. Not only are we making our EP available for purchase for the first time at this show, but we are also going to be premiering our brand new music video for the song "Jessica Fletcher" on the big screen! It's a super cool and fun video, and you can get your first look at it tomorrow night at The Pub.

You'd think that would be more than enough for one night, and normally it would be, but this is no ordinary night. This is NEW YEAR'S EVE! We're want to ring it in with style, so not only is The Banana Convention releasing music on this night, but our great friends in the band Life Size Ghost will be peforming as well as doing a CD release of their own! TWO CD Releases at one party?! Darn right. We know how to throw a bash!

Are we done yet? NOPE! Also playing tomorrow night are the fantastic band Wavvy Hands, coming to rock with us from Mt. Pleasant. And kicking off the night is Beast Four, which is our own drummer - Chris Howard's - side project. He's doing some pretty cool stuff, so don't miss that. He will be kicking off the night at 9:30pm, so make sure you're there in time to catch it, then stick around and party all night long!

That's FOUR bands, TWO CD releases, and a music video premiere on the big screen! All this and more coming to you LIVE tomorrow night at The Hamilton Street Pub right here in Saginaw, MI! Again, it all kicks off at 9:30pm. Don't be late! See you there, Fananas!!


TBC's Super Fantastic Fun Time Weekend Hullabaloo!

TBC has two giant and amazing shows coming up this weekend that you for sure are not going to want to miss! On Friday evening, September 9, we head back out to Rubble's in Mt. Pleasant to help Central Michigan University students kick off the 2011-12 school year with a rocking party featuring ourselves, The Bearinger Boys, and Life Size Ghost. Now THAT, friends, is called a ROCK SHOW and is gonna be amazing. Show starts at 10pm, and with these three bands rocking it, you wanna get there asap to not miss any of the action. How can we follow that up, you might ask? Well, the next night, Saturday September 10, we are back in Saginaw and the Hamilton Street Pub for a HUGE show featuring TBC, (Parent The Seas), T is for Time, and our best buds from Cincinnati, Buckra! It's always a special treat when Buckra makes their way north to jam with us, but with (Parent The Seas) and T is for Time also involved, this night just got that much more amazing. This show also kicks off at 10pm so do no miss a single second of the face melting music jam-a-thon that will be going down. WHEW! That's a ton of fun jam packed in to one spectacular weekend. Don't miss any of it, Fananas! See you soon!! --TBC

TBC's 2011 Summer Tour kicks off in TWO WEEKS!

The Banana Convention will be hitting the road in two weeks for our 2011 Summer Tour. We are heading out West, hitting up several cities along the way. We are extremely excited to be getting out on the road again, especially with the places we're going and the awesome things we have planned while on the road. Here's our schedule, so you can tell all your friends and make plans now to come out when we're in your neck of the woods:

Wednesday July 13 - Kickoff Party at The Hamilton St Pub - Saginaw, MI Thursday July 14 - The Elbo Room - Chicago, IL Friday July 15 - The Foobar - Nashville, TN Saturday, July 16 - The Bone Deep Ellum - Dallas, TX Monday July 18 - Emo's - Austin, TX Wednesday July 20 - The TRiP - Santa Monica, CA Sunday July 24 - Meatheads Bar - Las Vegas, NV Tuesday July 26 - D'Note - Denver, CO Thursday, July 28 - The Elbo Room - Chicago, IL Friday, July 29 - Welcome Home Party at Bemo's - Bay City, MI

We will be shooting some new music videos and will also be heading in to the studio to record some of our brand new songs when out in LA as well, so we'll have all sorts of fun and exciting new things to share with you when we return.

If you live in any of these cities, please help spread the word on the shows and bring all your friends. If you want to be a part of our "street team" and put up fliers in your area, please let us know and we'll send fliers your way. If you do help us out, we'll give you free TBC merch and will get you in to our show for free!

Can't wait to get out there to see y'all and play in all these new places! Can't believe it's only two weeks away!! See you on the road, Fananas